Just few days before the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz has officially announced that its new-generation, face-lifted 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be available for order from January 10th in Europe, while is scheduled for showroom appearing in spring 2011.

Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars shares: "The C-Class is a highly successful model that has been attracting more and more customers from all over the world since its launch: The demand for the current model range even exceeds the success of its predecessor after the same period since its market launch."

The new, 2011 model year Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts more than 2,000 new parts in comparison with its predecessor. It has enhanced front and rear exterior areas and is further packed with many new assistance systems. In addition, the newly premiered ride also benefits from new power units, enhanced 7G TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, and ECO start-stop function that reduces the fuel consumption by up to 31 per cent.

A new-generation telematics systems is also added, including new instrument cluster with an integrated display and offering services such as Internet access and three-dimensional city models.

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